Popular COPD Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price Price Trend
Short-Acting Beta Agonists 9
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Accuneb (albuterol) is a beta agonist used to treat asthma by relaxing muscles in the airway and allowing greater airflow. It can help prevent and treat symptoms such as chest tightness, shortness of breath, and wheezing. Accuneb is given using a nebulizer, and is available as generic albuterol. Brand-name-only albuterol inhalers are also available, and include Proair HFA, Ventolin HFA, and Proventil HFA.
Anticholinergics 380
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Spiriva (tiotropium) is used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Spiriva is more popular than other anticholinergics. There are currently no generic alternatives to Spiriva. Brand-name drugs are expensive, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost. Spiriva is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans.
Anticholinergics 26
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IPRATROPIUM is used to relieve a runny nose due to seasonal allergies or non allergic causes, like a cold. This medicine does not help with nasal congestion or sneezing.
Beta Agonist / Corticosteroid Combinations 320
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Budesonide/formoterol (Symbicort) is an expensive drug used to treat asthma. This drug is slightly less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic alternatives for Symbicort. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Beta Agonist / Anticholinergic Combinations 30
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ALBUTEROL; IPRATROPIUM has two bronchodilators. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Beta Agonist / Corticosteroid Combinations 328
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FLUTICASONE; VILANTEROL inhalation is a combination of two medicines that decrease inflammation and help to open up the airways of your lungs. It is for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis or emphysema. It is also used for asthma in adults to help control symptoms. Do NOT use for an acute asthma attack or COPD attack.
Short-Acting Beta Agonists 60
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LEVALBUTEROL is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat and to prevent bronchospasm.
Short-Acting Beta Agonists 60
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LEVALBUTEROL is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat and to prevent bronchospasm.
Beta Agonist / Anticholinergic Combinations 351
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Combivent (ipratropium bromide and albuterol sulfate) is used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Combivent is more popular than other beta agonist/anticholinergic combinations. There are currently no generic alternatives to Combivent. Brand-name drugs are expensive, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost. Combivent is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans.
Anticholinergics 339
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IPRATROPIUM is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Do not use this medicine for an acute attack.
Anticholinergic / Beta Agonist Combinations 347
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UMECLIDINIUM; VILANTEROL inhalation is a combination of two medicines that decrease inflammation and help to open up the airways of your lungs. It is for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis or emphysema. Do NOT use for asthma or an acute asthma attack. Do NOT use for a COPD attack.
Methylxanthines 28
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THEOPHYLLINE is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema.
Anticholinergic / Beta Agonist Combinations 353
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Stiolto (tiotropium/olodaterol) is used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, including chronic bronchitis or emphysema. Stiolto is more popular than other anticholinergic/beta agonist combinations. There are currently no generic alternatives to Stiolto. Brand-name drugs are expensive, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost. Stiolto is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans.
Anticholinergics 331
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UMECLIDINIUM is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways of your lungs. It is for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis or emphysema. Do NOT use for asthma or an acute asthma attack. Do NOT use for a COPD attack.
PDE4 Inhibitors 328
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ROFLUMILAST decreases inflammation in the lungs. This medicine is used to prevent COPD flare-ups. Do not use this medicine to treat sudden breathing problems.
Anticholinergics 309
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Tudorza Pressair (aclidinium) is used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Tudorza Pressair is less popular than other anticholinergics. There are currently no generic alternatives to Tudorza Pressair. Brand-name drugs are expensive, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost. Tudorza Pressair is covered by some Medicare and insurance plans.
Methylxanthines 81
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THEOPHYLLINE is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema.
Mucolytics 16
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ACETYLCYSTEINE is a drug that loosens and thins mucus in the lungs. It is used to make breathing easier in patients with bronchitis, cystic fibrosis, emphysema, tuberculosis, or other lung problems.
Short-Acting Beta Agonists 23
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TERBUTALINE is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema.
Long-Acting Beta Agonists 876
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ARFORMOTEROL is a slow-acting bronchodilator. It helps to open up the airways of your lungs. This medicine is used to treat COPD. It should not be used alone for asthma. Do NOT use for an acute asthma attack. Do NOT use for a COPD attack.
Long-Acting Beta Agonists 45
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ALBUTEROL is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat and to prevent bronchospasm.
Antithyroid Drugs 23
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Long-Acting Beta Agonists 192
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Striverdi (olodaterol) is used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis or emphysema. Striverdi is less popular than other long-acting beta agonists. There are currently no generic alternatives to Striverdi. Brand-name drugs are expensive, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost. Striverdi is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans.
Long-Acting Beta Agonists 844
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FORMOTEROL is a slow-acting bronchodilator. It helps to open up the airways of your lungs. This medicine is used to treat COPD. It should not be used alone for asthma. Do NOT use for an acute asthma attack. Do NOT use for a COPD attack.
Beta Agonist / Anticholinergic Combinations 341
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GLYCOPYRROLATE; FORMOTEROL inhalation is a combination of 2 medicines that help to open up the airways of your lungs. This medicine is used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Do NOT use for an acute COPD attack.
Methylxanthines 31
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THEOPHYLLINE is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema.
Short-Acting Beta Agonists 18
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METAPROTERENOL is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat and to prevent bronchospasm.
Corticosteroids 2,312
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PREDNISONE is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated include asthma, allergies, and arthritis. It is also used for other conditions, such as blood disorders and diseases of the adrenal glands.
Long-Acting Beta Agonists 245
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INDACATEROL is a slow-acting bronchodilator. It helps to open up the airways of your lungs. It is for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis or emphysema. It should not be used alone for asthma. Do NOT use for an acute asthma attack. Do NOT use for a COPD attack.
Long-Acting Beta Agonists 264
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Corticosteroids 189
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Anticholinergics 407
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GLYCOPYRROLATE is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Do NOT use for an acute COPD attack.
Short-Acting Beta Agonists 50
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Proair (albuterol) is used to treat or prevent bronchospasm in patients with asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and other lung diseases. Proair is more popular than other short-acting beta agonists. There are currently no generic alternatives to Proair. Brand-name drugs are expensive, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost. Proair is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans.
Short-Acting Beta Agonists 83
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ALBUTEROL is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat and to prevent bronchospasm.
Short-Acting Beta Agonists 58
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ALBUTEROL is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat and to prevent bronchospasm.
Beta Agonist / Corticosteroid Combinations 368
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FLUTICASONE; SALMETEROL inhalation is a combination of two medicines that decrease inflammation and help to open up the airways of your lungs. It is used to treat COPD. This medicine is also used to treat asthma. Do NOT use for an acute asthma attack. Do NOT use for a COPD attack.
Beta Agonist / Anticholinergic Combinations 321
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INDACATEROL; GLYCOPYRROLATE inhalation is a combination of 2 medicines that help to open up the airways of your lungs. This medicine is used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Do NOT use for an acute COPD attack.
Methylxanthines 139
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DYPHYLLINE is a bronchodilator. It helps open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breathe. This medicine is used to treat the symptoms of asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema.
Long-Acting Beta Agonists 364
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SALMETEROL is a slow-acting bronchodilator. It helps to open up the airways of your lungs. This medicine is used to treat COPD and to prevent exercise induced bronchospasm. It is also used to treat asthma in patients taking other asthma control medicines. This medicine should not be used alone for asthma. Do NOT use for an acute asthma attack. Do NOT use for a COPD attack.
Methylxanthine / Expectorant Combinations 292
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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